An Artfully Simple Tidal Wave

Goodness, it’s been a while. Since I last talked to you guys I have gained a new writing job and a new crochet design job. I can tell you about the second one in a couple of months, but suffice it to say I’m a little bit excited. I tend to favor the “squeal and jump” variety of expressing my excitement, so you’ll just have to imagine me doing that now…

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Today I’m sharing some photos of a scarf I made two years ago, and for whatever reason, never got around to posting. At the end of my French 200 series, I wanted to make a gift for my professor, after spending three classes with her. (In the term system, there are three classes in a series, so French 201, 202, and 203.) She was a really classy lady, always dressed nicely even at 9 AM on a Monday morning, so I tried to make something that would live up to her style.

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This is made with the Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf pattern from Moogly, which  have loved for years. As the name implies, it’s really simple but gorgeous. I love the diagonal lines and how it highlights the long color changes in this yarn. It was an absolute delight to make.

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And I love the button detail in the pattern, because who doesn’t want to incorporate a cool button into something? My mom lets me swipe stuff from her button stash, which is probably where I dug up this one.

The great thing about making a scarf for somebody else is that you can use yarn that you wouldn’t wear yourself. I got a nicer skein of yarn than I usually use. I think it was Red Heart Unforgettable in Tidal. This yarn is just a little bit too itchy for me to wear myself, but I’m super sensitive. It’s always good to check if your recipient has fiber allergies, but I didn’t have that opportunity with my teacher, so I just hoped for the best. This yarn is still 100% acrylic, though, so it’s a pretty safe bet.

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I just love how this fabric looks! My professor loved it and said it would be great for traveling. I hope she’s had a good couple years. It’s so weird that I’m in fourth-year French now. And I’m actually the French tutor at my college. Weird, I tell you, just weird.

Tell me how your November has been going! Thanks for reading, and hope you have a lovely weekend.

6 thoughts on “An Artfully Simple Tidal Wave

  1. Ooh, lovely! I love the colour changes in the yarn, and somehow it looks very French to me, maybe it’s the sophisticated lacy pattern? The button? I don’t know. I actually tried learning French for a semester recently, but I can’t say I’ll continue with it! It’s great to hear you like it, though. You have a lovely weekend too! 😀

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    1. Goodness, will i ever get the hang of replying to comments in a timely manner? It’s so cool that you’ve started learning French! Even if you don’t continue with it, I think learning a language is a really valuable experience. But the French language is just downright infuriating at times, lol. Like, have you seen the spelling of “qu’est-ce que c’est?” 😛 Thanks so much for your comment!

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    1. Thank you, River! I love the comparison to fishing netting, I didn’t think of that, but it’s right on theme. This yarn is a dream to work with, I love when it does the color changes for me!

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